Pontianak Travel Guide

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    Pontianak Airport
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    equator monument
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    the original eQuator monument
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Pontianak Things to Do

  • PONTIANAK view from Above

    From Jakarta Sukarno Hatta Airport to Pontianak Supadio Airport is more than one hour fly.Enjoy the landscape of Pontianak downtown from above, you could see red color roof top of houses, the green paddy field, Kapuas river and the green of jungles and palm plantation

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  • KAPUAS RIVER

    Kapuas River is a big river 1,143 KM long, which split Pontianak city into two parts and play an important role in Pontianak economy and cultural history.

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  • EQUATOR MONUMENT

    Pontianak is popular with TUGU KHATULISTIWA or EQUATOR MONUMENT which located at SIANTAN, some 5 KM northwards of the city center.The original monuments was built by the Dutch Geographer in 1928, the main structure of the monument is constructed by BELIAN WOODs

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  • Fruits

    Bila anda mau makan buah-buahan, baik buah lokal maupun buah import, anda akan temukan dijual di tepi jalan besar di Pontianak.

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  • Dayak Totem

    It's West Kalimantan's Dayak totem.... where on the top is Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil), The Dayak's mascot. Also the most seen bird in Kalimantan island.

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  • Sunet On Kapuas River

    When Sun kiss the earth, we can see the sunset on Kapuas river, such a nice view, while see the activity on the river, people get ready to have a bath on the river, and people going home use the traditional boat across the river....

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  • Kapuas River Activity - Floating House

    On this river we can see the floating house.... they build the house not on the land but on the boat...

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  • More Kapuas River Activity

    Not just human across this river but also snake, black cobra....mmmm. One more acitivity we can see on this river....

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  • Kapuas River Activity

    On the Kapuas river we can see many activity here, since morning till nite. And here is we can see the local fisherman how to catch the fish....:)

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Pontianak Hotels

  • Mercure Pontianak

    Jl Jenderal Ahmad Yani 91, West Kalimantan, Pontianak, 78124, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Gardenia Resort and Spa

    Jl. Ahmad Yani II, Pontianak 78391, Indonesia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Santika Hotel

    Jalan Diponegoro No. 46, Pontianak, 78123, ID

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Pontianak Restaurants

  • Fish BarbeQue+Sticky rice

    Pengkang Traditional Food. The traditional Indonesian (melayu) food, more tasteful with its “Pengkang” baked glutinous rice with a stuffing of shrimps known spicy blend of chili. Pengkang Restaurant offers their seafood is an ideal place for tasting local seafood.pengkang become one of the typical food made from glutinous rice Pengkang actually one...

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  • Kakap restoran in the muara kakap

    The place is offering Seafood delicacy but mind that some tourist suffered from Stomach ache due to unhygenic. We local people do not have that problem.View to the delta and sea Ikan Senangin Bakar, Udang rebus, etc

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Pontianak Nightlife

  • Disco

    Tempat ini merupakan hiburan malam dengan musik keras dan tempat untuk menikmati minuman keras. Kalau mau masuk tidak diperbolehkan dengan sandal jepit.

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  • The only Nightlife in Pontianak

    The only place for night life in Pontianak which are safe from crime. There is cafe in Khatulistiwa Golf course near GOR pangsuma Jl A yani. which is offering pisang bakar keju.. Nice to eat All type of dress can go in. Prefer casual.My personal Tips:Please wear long pants bacause there is a lot of Mosquito

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  • Have fun with F1-mania

    Because Singkawang is a small town, seems doesn`t have a cozy place for a nightlife. But we can make it by ourselves to have fun. Like this ... we`re relaxing at Warung Dangau. Even it`s a restaurant, we can have fun here. Singing and drink many types of mocktails. Then go to the Pub which located at opposite of this restaurant for ... seeing F1...

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Pontianak Transportation

  • PONTIANAK to KUCHING by BUS

    I was taken an evening bus from Pontianak to Kuching, the bus depart from Pontianak downtown at 09.00 PM, arrive at Entikong in the early morning at about 05.00 AM and all bus passengers should process to the Indonesia immigration check point, thence after in only 3 minutes walking distance to Tebedu, Malaysian Immigration check point to process...

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  • KUCHING to PONTIANAK by AIR

    Take a trip from KUCHING - MALAYSIA now is possible by AIR.There are two Airline which link Kuching in Sarawak to Pontianak in West Kalimantan:KALSTAR is scheduled on the daily basis, you could buy the ticket from one of a travel agent, or 'go show' directly to Kuching Airport Kalstar counter, the payment is by cash only. BATAVIA AIR is scheduled...

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  • FLY JAKARTA-PONTIANAK

    There are many Airline Services which connected Jakarta and Pontianak, Garuda Indonesia, Batavia Airline, Sriwijaya Air and Kalstar Airline.It would take about one and a half hours and the prices is competitive between Airlines.Garuda is more reliable than the others, the schedule almost in time and the price almost the same if compare with the...

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Pontianak Shopping

  • Jewel and precious stone

    Ada banyak batu lokal seperti kecubung dan intan yang telah diasah dengan segala bentuk. Cincin, kalung, gelang dan anting emas maupun perak

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  • Ayani Megamall

    In this mall we find anything here, cloths, cinemas, Hypermarket, and many more... this mall is a new mall.

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Pontianak Local Customs

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    by Djahali Written Feb 24, 2007

    Acara ini dilakukan 2 kali setahun di Tuguh Katulistiwa pada bulan Maret dan September. Yaitu tepatnya matahari di atas Pontianak pada jam 12 siang tidak menghasilkan bayangan untuk benda yang tegak lurus dari bumi. Pada kawasan itu diadakan perta budaya.

    Tarian barongsai dari orang Tiong Hua Pontianak Tarian Dayak Tarian Melayu Bapak Walikota sedang mengamati kurminasi matahari Kawasan Tuguh tempat acara

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Pontianak Warnings and Dangers

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    by Djahali Written Feb 24, 2007

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    Kalau mau ke Pontianak janganlah kemarau pada bulan Agustus s/d September. Umumnya terjadi 5 tahun sekali. Karena seluruh wilayah penuh dengan asap hasil pembakaran ladang yg akan ditanami petani. Sehingga udara kota tidak terlalu baik dan dapat mengganggu pernerbangan.

    Kabut asap di Pontianak Pembakaran ladang

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Pontianak What to Pack

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    by ukirsari Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Back pack with additional travel bag for souvenirs :)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Cotton t-shirts and cargo pants, plus sandals or sneakers. Don't forget to added with rain coat and hat for avoid the sunlight and shower rain.

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Pontianak Off The Beaten Path

  • CROSS BORDER traveling

    If you are in West Kalimantan, take a chance to traveling to Malaysian Part of Borneo in State of SARAWAK and its capital city "KUCHING" or to Brunei Darussalam Sultanate with its capital Bandar Seri Begawan. If you are a citizen from one of Ten Asian countries, you don't need to process an entrance VISA, just show your passport to an Indonesian...

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  • DURIAN

    Durian is a special fruit from West Kalimantan, growing naturally in natural forest of West Kalimantan, when in season you could try to eat Durian, a tropical exotic fruit from Indonesia

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Pontianak Favorites

  • Mascot

    We can see this bird mascot almost eveywhere in Pontianak..... Here the hornbill carry orchid, and on the feet is the quator.

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  • More Souvenir

    this is a mock up from glasses, one small souvenir can be make in 2-3 weeks, and there is a big one, sample of Borobudur and send to Sultan Brunai, it's 4x4m, and 2 m tall. Just one place who make this souvenir mock up from glasses in indonesia.

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  • Lancang Kuning

    This is replica of Lancang Kuning, the Sultan's ship, use for trip to see each village in his teritory.

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